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May 17th, 2011, 10:22 AM
I want to create a programme that when run, will send a full stop then an enter over and over again as if I was typing it myself.

any idea's?

May 17th, 2011, 11:29 AM
man yes :D

May 17th, 2011, 02:39 PM
As in a command? I could help you with just printing periods, but I don't know about using them as input to something. Could you explain a bit more?

May 17th, 2011, 02:46 PM
Open a terminal and execute this (use CTRC+C to quit):

while true; do echo -n "."; sleep 1; echo ""; sleep 1; done

or paste this into a text file, say "myscript.sh":


while true; do
echo -n ".";
sleep 1;
echo "";
sleep 1;

then execute:

chmod +x /path/to/myscript.sh

May 17th, 2011, 08:54 PM
Could you explain a bit more?

Ok the other day i found that by repeatedly pressing any button followed by return, i could post multiple comments on someones Facebook profile. My friend set her account to send her a text message when someone comments so she suddenly got about a hundred messages from Facebook.

I figured I'd be much better of running some sort of script that would do this for me :popcorn:

May 17th, 2011, 09:03 PM
Wouldn't that constitute a denial of service attack?

May 17th, 2011, 09:31 PM
not sure. guess I'll find out

May 17th, 2011, 10:38 PM
What you want is the xsendkeycode command. You can install it with:

sudo apt-get install lineakd

Google for usage.